Tucumcari man found unfit for trial

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari man was found incompetent to stand trial Tuesday by the 10th Judi-cial District Court in connection with a 2009 homicide. District Judge Albert J. Mitchell ruled that Robert W. “Chief” Wynashe, was incompetent to stand trial for the shooting death of Howard Russell King. King was shot June 1, 2009, while […]

Vargas to take anger management classes

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari police officer charged for assaulting his wife over text messages to another man will attend anger management classes. Robert Vargas pleaded not guilty to the charge of aggravated assault and battery of a household member and agreed to attend the anger management classes on March 31, according to court documents. Vargas […]

Hung jury in Martinez trial

Thomas Garcia A Quay County jury was unable to reach a verdict after two days deliberating in the trial of a Tucumcari man charged with child abuse resulting in the death of a 2-year-old Tucumcari boy. Marcos Martinez, 22, sat in the 10th Judicial District Court Thursday as the jury declared they were unable to […]

Closing arguments expected Wednesday for Tucumcari man on trial for attempted murder

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QCSUN Staff Closing arguments and final jury instruction have been set for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for a Tucumcari man accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend. Earl Moses Ingram, 31, will now have to wait two days to hear the jury’s verdict after being charged with multiple felonies, including the attempted murder of Amber Simpson, […]

Drunken driving trial delayed

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Thomas Garcia A drunken driving trial for Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry has been continued for the third time. Barry’s trial was moved to Sept. 2, Second Judicial District Assistant District Attorney Susan Stinson said Tuersday. Stinson is prosecuting the case. [image #1, alignright, size=medium] “Mr. Barry’s attorney, Dean Border, was ill and out […]

Barry’s DUI trial rescheduled

QCS Staff Pre-trial proceedings in the case against Mesalands Community College President Philip O. Barry were rescheduled again. Proceedings were set to begin Monday but were rescheduled for Feb. 3 in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque. The proceedings have been rescheduled three times. Barry was arrested in October and charged with driving under the […]

Barry failed three sobriety tests according to police

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Albuquerque police say Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry failed three sobriety tests when he was arrested last October for driving under the influence. Barry faces pre-trial hearings Jan. 4 on charges of driving while intoxicated. According to a police report obtained by the Quay County Sun: Barry […]

Credibility questioned at Hittson murder trial

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Opening arguments in the first-degree murder trial of a 25-year-old Roswell man Tuesday morning foreshadow a battle for credibility. The state says it’s eyewitness watched Brandon Barela bash Ron Hittson in the face with a concrete block. But the defense said the eyewitness is diverting guilt from himself. Characterizing […]

Mayor’s animal cruelty court proceedings postponed

Freedom New Mexico A pre-trial conference regarding animal cruelty charges against Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca was continued Wednesday because the prosecuting officer was not available to appear at court proceedings. Apodaca’s pre-trial conference will be held in two-to-four weeks, said Donald Schutte, the mayor’s attorney. “The court was told that the prosecuting officer had to […]

Fight promoter found innocent

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Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer